Closed Bug 1518229 Opened 2 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Opt in to clear-text network traffic

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(Firefox for Android :: General, enhancement)

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Android
enhancement
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RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 66
Tracking Status
firefox66 --- fixed

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(Reporter: JanH, Assigned: JanH)

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We're mostly using our own network stack, so I'm not sure to what extent that even matters, although on the other hand some parts (most notably maybe favicon handling) do go through Android's network stack and given that we are a browser and users want to access arbitrary pages it's clear that we need to do this.

This should be as easy as adding

android:usesCleartextTraffic="true"

to our app manifest.

Assignee: nobody → jh+bugzilla
Needs to be explicitly declared in case we start targeting Android P.
It's unclear to what extent this is really required when *not* using Android's
network stack directly, but at least with Firefox, some things definitively use
it, e.g. favicons. As we're a browser, we need to allow access to arbitrary
pages, so just generally white-list it.
Pushed by mozilla@buttercookie.de:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/b45954a2a5b8
Allow clear-text network traffic in Android manifest. r=nalexander
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 66
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